Inspiration Boards, XXIII
January 27, 2009

Okay, we are kicking off the last day of our inspiration board contest! I have loved the entries so far and I know that deciding on a winner is going to be ridiculously hard. If I didn't have photo credits for the board that you sent, or you sent yours after the cut-off date, I sadly won't be able to feature it. BUT, I will hold on to those and will enter them into our next contest.

So, without further ado, our first board for today was designed by Maddy...

shabby chic inspiration board

Flower Bucket :, Flowers in Pedestal Vase:, Invitations:, Mushroom Bird: (I've seen these available for purchase at Michael's), Lanterns:, Outside Lighting and Styling : Distressed Pedestal Table :

The overall look is "Modern Day Rustic" - distressed white washed tins and woods for a little bit of a shabby chic feel, with a contemporary color pop.

The aisles are lined with colorful pink flowers in vintage white tins with mild distressing, and the floral centerpieces are all flower - no greenery - in classic ceramic pedestal vases. Little pink mushroom birds can be integrated into the favors or onto vintage white painted metal bird cages (at Ebay or The white distressed pedestal table, paired with a pretty floral centerpiece, could serve as an excellent favor or place card table. White tin lanterns can be used to light up the tables in the evening.